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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 20, 2011 1:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

Never thought of it that way. But after seeing how many folks are eager to spend $450 now, you may be right ... forget the college funds, I should invest in GD Box Sets. (The trouble is, would it lose its value if I listened to it?)

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-01-20 09:45:43

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 20, 2011 4:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

The new Fillmore boxes are going for $1000 at amazon.com, however there are used ones there as well and they are going for $250. You get to use the discs and get a 150% return? Thats a hell of a lot better than my kids 529 accounts are doing and they don't play any music!

Not sure i would equate my right to make a hobby purchase to my kids. I think i have earned the right to make purchases. When they get a job, they will too. They get this and do offer to do extras around the house if they can earn some money to save for that next video game.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 20, 2011 10:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

I have an unused Fillmore boxset. It was opened only to make sure that all of those disks were in the carton.

4/24/72 has already been released as Rockin on the Rhine. Most of 4/26/72 is called Hudred Year Hall and Dick's extra bonus disk circulates on the torrent sites...

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 20, 2011 4:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

literally + figuretively (sp?) !!!!!!!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 20, 2011 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

Don't think of it that way. I speak from experience. In the early 80s I just had to have a Persian rug, did lots of research, and eventually bought a really good one. Gorgeous and a great investment too. And then, a couple of years later, the Khomeini dude took over in Iran and the market totally changed. I was able to get less than 50c on the buck when I sold it. So, only buy something that you would want and love anyway - otherwise fuggedaboudit. IMHO of course.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jan 20, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

I travelled East overland a couple of times in the early 70's. In Iran they used to lay the carpets out on the street and in the middle of the road. Nothing like feet and traffic to give a Persian carpet that antique look.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 20, 2011 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Reason not to get the 72 Release

Who knows what Rhino may do next year...maybe they'll announce a $220 edition without the trunk & book etc....or maybe they'll offer the individual shows....then all the early buyers will be kicking themselves!

I'm just going by what happened with the Fillmore West box. Dead.net has a history of making a lot of music available only to select early buyers.

Personally I feel money shouldn't be that big a concern since people can most likely just copy the discs, sell it again & get at least their money back, even for a 'used' set. But you're right, it's a gamble - further developments at dead.net might scuttle that plan!